Age Criteria for Admission in Govt. Schools, 2017
Update: Age Criteria for Admission in Govt. Aided Schools, 2017
Government of West Bengal
School Education Department
Elementary Education Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091.
No. 868-SE(EE)/10M-186/2010 dated, the 29th Dec., 2016.
In continuation of No. 822-SE(EE)/10M-186/2010 dt. 24.11.2016, it is once again reiterated as follows:-
Children who have completed any class at a lesser age as per prevalent rule in force at the material point of time in any school may be allowed to proceed to the next class.
The age appropriate classes would be as follows:-
(a) For Class I, the age of 6 years and above but less than 7 years of age.
(b) For Class II, the age of 7 years and above but less than 8 years of age.
(c) For Class III, the age of 8 years and above but less than 9 years of age.
(d) For Class IV, the age of 9 years and above but less than 10 years of age.
(e) For Class V, the age of 10 years and above but less than 11 years of age.
(f) For Class VI, the age of 11 years and above but less than 12 years of age.
(g) For Class VII, the age of 12 years and above but less than 13 years of age.
(h) For Class VIII, the age of 13 years and above but less than 14 years of age.
The District Project Officers, SSA, would facilitate admission of out of school children in schools and all schools should cooperate. Any school which wishes to increase the number of seats may send proposal to the department.
This memorandum be communicated to all concerned for strict compliance.
Sd/- D. NARIALA
SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
No. 868-SE dated 29.12.2016School Education, Admission, RTE